Do You Understand the Business of Patents?

(Why Claims Drafting Strategy Requires More Than Just Legal Knowledge) As patent attorneys or patent agents, a part of your job is to generate a prosecution strategy that is favorable to your client. Strategy comes in many different forms; for instance, different types of claims protect different aspects of an invention: method of using, method […]

Update on 07.2015 Patent Bar Review Course

As you may realize by now, the Patent Bar exam will be updated starting March 16th, 2016. The updates include the switch from the 9th Edition MPEP to the 9th Edition, Revision 07.2015 which includes many changes (and a brand new chapter). While March 16th is still over two months away, I’d like to update […]

State of the Patent Bar in 2016

It’s hard to believe, but 2016 is right around the corner. Therefore, we’d like to give you some information on the state of the Patent Bar. This includes the new updates planned for next year. Breaking Down the Different MPEP Versions The 9th Edition of the MPEP is dated as being created in November 2013 (and […]

Thane Andrew of The Patent Illustrator Talks Patent Drafting

The following is an interview with Thane Andrew, founder and owner of The Patent Illustrator LLC. The Patent Illustrator provides patent drawings and designs for patent applications. Even if you’re not interested in starting a career as a patent drafter, Thane’s interview has valuable information on patent drawings which is relevant to virtually everyone in […]

Patent Bar Review Course September 2015 Upgrades

Are you thinking about preparing for the Patent Bar exam?  It’s our goal to create the most efficient and streamlined course available.  Here’s a quick list of the latest additions to our Patent Bar review course: 1. We’ve added in a Social Community. The community is just getting started, but it’s our hope that you’ll […]

17 Experts Weigh in on Using LinkedIn to Network and Find Your New Job in Patent Law

If you’re preparing for the Patent Bar exam or considering making the switch to a career in patent law, you’ll need to start networking and conducting a job search. In this day and age there are a number of useful online tools to help make the networking and job search easier. LinkedIn is one of […]

13 Simple Memorization Tips That’ll Help You Pass the Patent Bar Exam

Let’s face it: there’s a lot of material you’re going to have to memorize in order to pass the Patent Bar exam. Even if you cut out the extraneous material and focus on what’s most likely to be tested, you’ll soon find out there are countless dates and facts you’ve got to know cold. In […]

MPEP Classification Quiz #4

MPEP Chapter Hotspot Quiz Difficulty Level:  Easy What it Covers:  MPEP Classification Type of Quiz:  Hotspot Click here to take Quiz! In this quiz you will be shown a block diagram illustrating the different MPEP chapters. You’ll be asked questions on which chapters specific topics are covered in.  To answer the questions you simply need […]

MPEP Classification Quiz #3

MPEP Chapter Number to Chapter Topic Matching Quiz Difficulty Level:  Easy What it Covers:  MPEP Classification Type of Quiz:  Matching Click here to take the Quiz! In this quiz you will be asked to match the MPEP chapter number (on the left) to the chapter topic (on the right).  The MPEP contains so much depth […]

MPEP Classification Quiz #2

MPEP Chapter Sequence Questions Difficulty Level:  Easy What it Covers:  MPEP Classification Type of Quiz:  Sequence Click here to take the Quiz! This quiz requires you to put the MPEP chapter names in order. The chapter numbers are excluded so you will only see the chapter names. You must put all the chapter names in […]